The Ancient Stone Circles of Cornwall

The Ancient Stone Circles of Cornwall

There are more than 1000 stone circles in the United Kingdom, and one of the best places to find them is in Cornwall. The county is scattered with stone circles, stone rows and other prehistoric monuments. But where can you find the stone circles of Cornwall, and what...
In Search of the Callanish Standing Stones

In Search of the Callanish Standing Stones

I had been wanting to visit the famous Callanish Standing Stones, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, for a long time. I finally got my chance last summer, during a road trip around Scotland. The stones were everything I had expected, but I was unprepared for...
Choirokitia: A Neolithic Site in Eastern Cyprus

Choirokitia: A Neolithic Site in Eastern Cyprus

One of the things that surprised me about Cyprus was how ancient and multi-layered its history was. The island was occupied not just by the Romans, but by the Greeks and the Egyptians as well, to say nothing of the waves of invaders who followed them. And I was...
Ancient Burial Sites on the Isle of Man

Ancient Burial Sites on the Isle of Man

I recently wrote about the Celtic and Norse heritage of the Isle of Man. But I was surprised to discover that the island also has lots of prehistoric sites, including one of the largest neolithic sites in the British Isles. And, in keeping with the mysterious history...
In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

It was one of those lucky mistakes. We’d got tangled up in the one way system through Keswick and ended up on the wrong road. We were about to turn back when I spotted a sign for Castlerigg Stone Circle. A stone circle? In Cumbria? We had to change our plans and go...